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posted on Wed, Jun 22 2016 3:19 pm by MN Music Coalition

Downtown Music & Arts Stroll/Arts Resource Fair
June 24-25
Fergus Falls, MN
Free to artists!
Register here
Join us and our friends at Lake Region Arts Council (LRAC) for the Arts Resource Fair, giving artists and arts supporters a chance to connect, create community and learn about regional and statewide resources. Kick off your weekend Friday from 5:30-10:00 pm at the Downtown Music & Arts  Stroll, featuring art and live music at the Kaddatz Gallery, A Center for the Arts, The Spot and Springboard for the Arts' new space. Saturday join us for at Legacy Hall at MState 10 am-4 pm, where you can learn about grant opportunities, discover artist services and learn from workshops and panel discussions. Our own Executive Director Ellen Stanley will be teaching a workshop at 2:30 pm on "Booking & Promoting Concerts," including tips on venue research, effective communication, industry expectations and promotions.


MMC Fiscal New Year's Eve Party
Thursday, June 30, 5-9 pm
Summit Brewing
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN
Free & all ages! / Share on Facebook
Celebrate a fabulous year of programming and help us raise some funds before the end of our fiscal year! Enjoy live music, food truck grub and some of the finest local brews. Also, peruse some sweet silent auction items and learn about some of our big summer events, including Nershfest and the Summit Backyard Bash. Thanks to Summit Brewing's support, 50% of all beer sales will benefit the MMC. The event is free and all ages so hope you'll come and bring your friends!


2016 Nershfest 5K & Music Festival
Saturday, July 30, 12-10 pm
Summit Brewing
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN
Free & all ages! / Share on Facebook
This year's Nershfest kicks off with a 5K Run at 12 pm and continues until 10 pm with beer, food trucks, vendors and live music on two stages. Performances by Ginstrings, Hustle Rose, Filthy Animals, Northern Darling, Tin Can Gin, The Federales and more. Check out this video preview!


Summit's 30th Anniversary Backyard Bash
Saturday, September 1012-8 pm
Summit Brewing Backyard
910 Montreal Circle
St. Paul, MN
Tickets: $30 advance / $40 gate
21+ / Kids under 12 get in free with adults
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Summit Brewing Company will celebrate three decades of creativity, consistency and community with an all-day music event benefiting the MMC. Minnesota alt-rock legend Bob Mould headlines a diverse lineup of artists with local ties, including BullydeM atlaSBad Bad HatsApollo Cobra and Nooky JonesHotpants DJs will spin vinyl between sets. More information here.